Category: Announcements

Barbara Clague Festival of Song – Forms now available!

Barbara Clague was an outstanding humanitarian and a passionate advocate for the arts and social justice. Now in its 2nd year, the Barbara Clague Festival of Song was created in her memory, helping to inspire and develop young musicians and singers everywhere. Registration forms are now available for this popular event. Download a registration form… Read more »

6 Questions with Melissa Bideau

For the third part in our special interview series, we’ll be interviewing the first of our two Angelicas, Melissa Bideau. Melissa is a 4th year Voice Performance Major, studying with David Meek. If you’re a frequent attendee of our Orpheum Series, you may recognize her from her beautiful performance at our recent Showcase Concert. Here’s… Read more »

Soundfest Summer Music Camps now open!

VAM is pleased to announce a return of its popular Soundfest Music camps, now with new programs! For children ages 4 to 10, we are happy to bring back our Junior Soundfest summer music camp, featuring our Brain Boosters, Choir & Percussion Ensemble, and iPad Orchestra. This one-week, half-day program (four weeks available) is ideal… Read more »

VAM Forms Strategic Partnership in Hong Kong

Revitalization Scheme for a heritage landmark of the 1930s-built Haw Par Mansion approved-in-principle by the Hong Kong Government to launch an integrated music learning institution. Our warmest congratulations to the Aw Boon Haw Foundation, a charitable organization set up by Ms. Sally Aw, a philanthropist herself, who has been awarded “Approval-in-principle” (AIP) by Hong Kong”s… Read more »

Phyllis E. Salter Competition Winners 2014

Our annual Phyllis E. Salter Piano Competition, in honour of the memory of Ms. Salter, was this past weekend. Here are the winners, below! Clare Hii ($1,500) Sharon Xiao Han Yang ($1,200) Aydan Con ($700) Zabrina Ng ($500) Kristina Yau ($500) Congratulations to everyone who performed, and to our adjudicator, Gordon Gerrard! To view pictures… Read more »

6 Questions with Dora Brooks

For our last interview with our Leading Ladies, we were happy to take a few minutes of Dora Brooks’ time to chat about her roles and her history with opera. Dora is an alumni of our College Program, where she completed her Artist Diploma and Bachelor of Music degress in Voice Performance with David Meek…. Read more »

Appointment of new Violin teachers

VAM is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Barltrop, concertmaster of the VSO, to our world-class roster of violin instructors, as well as Lawrie Hill and Nicholas Wright, who will be taking over as Co-Heads of the Violin program from the honoured Robert Rozek, who will be leaving VAM after 10 years of dedicated… Read more »

VAM Students play at Patrick Chan Fundraiser

VAM Students were invited to play at the Patrick Chan Fundraiser in February. Check out this CBC news clip to see our talented brass students play for the crowd!